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11 TIPS TO SET UP A NURSERY IN A SMALL APARTMENT

Looking to set up a nursery in a small apartment? Whether you are living in a small apartment, loft, or house-it's possible to set up a nursery in a compact space. Ahead, the best tips to help you set up a nursery in a small apartment with our expert no-fail nursery design tips and tricks.

Sure designing a nursery in a small apartment might not be the simplest thing to do. But if there is a will, there's always a way to get it done. Right? So with that in mind, it's time to get creative, roll up your sleeves, and create a cozy nursery nook in your small apartment.

A small apartment shouldn't be a barrier to creating a lovely nursery for your baby.

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These tips for setting up a nursery in a small apartment will maximize your floor space, make the room look larger, help the flow of traffic, and add nursery storage for all of the baby's things.

So without further ado, let's step right into ways to set up a nursery in a small apartment.


HOW TO DECORATE A NURSERY IN A SMALL APARTMENT


1. GET CREATIVE

When the square footage is limited, every inch matters in terms of functionality. Think outside the box to maximize the space so you can fit in this additional furniture. Perhaps, you could rearrange the existing furniture, get rid of furniture you can do without, or add vertical storage to free up the small footprint.

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2. THINK PRACTICALITIES

The top priority when decorating a nursery in a small apartment is to optimize the space to be functional. Instead of bringing in the nursery furniture you think you might need, determine what items are absolute must-haves. Think crib, changing table/dresser and glider.

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3. EMBRACE ALCOVES AND NICHES

If there is a nook or niche in the space -make the most of it. Add a small nursery chair to create a breastfeeding nook. You might even be able to fit in a small crib.

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4. CREATE A NURSERY NOOK

If the baby is going to share the master bedroom, consider creating a nursery nook in the room. This way, you create distinct spaces for the baby and yourself.

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5. USE TEMPORARY SPACE DIVIDERS

Consider bringing in a temporary space divider such as a screen, bookcase, or even curtains to create separation between spaces and give privacy.

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6. INVEST IN COMPACT NURSERY FURNITURE

Opt for compact nursery furniture instead of bulky options that use more of the precious square footage. When choosing a crib for a nursery in a small apartment, look into mini cribs. We love using this crib with a small footprint and yet accommodates the needs of a growing baby. As for a nursery dresser/ changing table, choose a narrow one that fits in the smallest of spaces.

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7. REPURPOSE A CLOSET

If you have a walk-in closet in the bedroom, you might be able to convert the space into a tiny nursery. As for your clothes, get a free-standing wardrobe or armoire, or create an open clothes storage system in the bedroom.

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8. CHOOSE double-duty pieces

When you set up a nursery in a small apartment, the square footage is a premium so choose pieces with multiple functions. For example, get an ottoman with storage or bring in a bookcase that can divide the space and add much-needed storage.

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9. ADD SMART STORAGE

Clever nursery storage ideas are worth their weight in gold when decorating a small nursery. Small spaces can often feel and look cluttered. So incorporate smart storage, especially vertical storage, to organize the room and keep clutter at bay.

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10. GO WITH A MINIMALIST LOOK

Be sure to go with a minimalist look and style for your space. By prioritizing what you need, choosing only the essentials, and paring down the decor- you'll give the room an uncluttered feel and a sense of calm.

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11. CREATE THE ILLUSION OF SPACE

Finally, there are certain things you can do to create the illusion of more space. We previously touched on the importance of decluttering the space. But it can also instantly make the room feel bigger. Going with a monochromatic color palette, using mirrors, layering the lighting and proper window dressing techniques- are relatively easy ways to make a small space look more spacious. These design tricks are invaluable when you are setting up a nursery in a small apartment.

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